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Conor Oberst

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Concerts

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November 10, 2008 Hear the Bright Eyes singer perform songs from his solo album live with the Mystic Valley Band.

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Studio Sessions

Monsters of Folk.

December 18, 2009 "Folksy" is not the adjective that springs to mind in this World Cafe session with the supergroup.

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October 13, 2008 Oberst explains why his new album isn't under the Bright Eyes name and performs songs on WXPN.

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Interviews & Profiles

It's natural for Leonard Cohen to think a lot about mortality near the end of his life, but Ron Sexsmith says Cohen has never sung about "frivolous things."

February 17, 2012 Songwriter Ron Sexsmith says that Leonard Cohen has never sung about "frivolous things."

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Discover Songs

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April 27, 2009 Hear Outer South, the new album by the Bright Eyes singer and his band, in its entirety.

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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June 23, 2008 Hear sneak previews of some of the summer's most anticipated CDs.

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March 8, 2007 Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst is a gifted and prolific songwriter, accomplishing more by the...

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News

Conor Oberst staged a 14-band benefit concert last summer on a street in his hometown of Omaha, Neb., to raise awareness about immigration laws.

January 31, 2011 The Bright Eyes singer says he feels compelled to take a political stand on immigration laws.

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The Record

July 23, 2010 Proceeds from the concert will benefit non-profit service groups that aid immigrants in Arizona.

Reviews

Monsters of Folk; credit: Jennifer Tzar

September 25, 2009 Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, Jim James and M. Ward offer rich, smart songwriting in their debut album.

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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August 8, 2008 The Bright Eyes singer made his eponymous album while visiting a mystical mountain town.

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June 23, 2008 Hear sneak previews of some of the summer's most anticipated CDs.

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Old Ideas

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  • Album: Old Ideas
  • Artist: Leonard Cohen
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Monsters of Folk

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Outer South

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  • Album: Outer South
  • Artist: Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band
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